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Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Rapster/BBE (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $11.99
The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end – and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day – even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous – funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as wonderful as the work that Roy did for his classic albums on Polydor – and in a way, the whole set's even tighter and heavier than any of Roy's full LPs, because it's a distillation of his sound from the time, hand-picked from the vaults with an ear towards the kind of timeless grooves that have been a huge influence on many worlds of music for years! You've never heard any of these tunes before, but we can promise you'll love them every bit as much as Roy's tracks on albums like Coffy, Vibrations, Mystic Voyage, and other classics – and the quality of the set only further pushes our jaw-dropping respect for the man! Titles include "Holiday", "Kwajilori", "I Am Your Mind (part 2)", "Touch Of Class", "Third Time", "Come To Me", "Wide Open", "Funk In The Hole", "Liquid Love", "Tarzan", "Sunshine (demo)", and "I Like The Way You Do It To Me". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Virgin Ubiquity II – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD 14.99

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Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
It's like a dream come true – 13 previously unissued recordings by Roy Ayers, all from the height of his glory years on Polydor! Roy's work from this time is some of our favorite ever – a burning blend of jazz, soul, and funk – handled with impeccable charm, and a level of soul that few other artists of the time ever matched. Roy's genius was strongly documented at the time by a series of excellent Polydor albums – but there was also a heck of a lot of great material that never saw the light of day, and which is every bit as great as the classics that we've come to know and love over the years. Hearing this set is incredible – like upping our already-massive appreciation of Roy's talents, and like finding a lost corner of soul music history that nobody's ever heard before. The tunes are all amazing – a great blend of jazzy soul, mellow soul, and dancefloor groovers – and the package is only the tip of the iceberg, from what we've been told! The full album does a great job to not cross over too much with the 12" singles previously issued in this "Virgin" series – and titles include "What's The T", "I Really Love You", "Sugar", "Mystery Of Love", "Green & Gold", "Brand New Feeling", "I Did It In Seattle", "I Just Wanna Give It Up", "Together Forever", "Boogie Down", "I Am Your Mind", and a great alternate version of "Mystic Voyage"! CD
Also available Virgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... LP 26.99

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Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 32.99
It's like a dream come true – 13 previously unissued recordings by Roy Ayers, all from the height of his glory years on Polydor! Roy's work from this time is some of our favorite ever – a burning blend of jazz, soul, and funk – handled with impeccable charm, and a level of soul that few other artists of the time ever matched. Roy's genius was strongly documented at the time by a series of excellent Polydor albums – but there was also a heck of a lot of great material that never saw the light of day, and which is every bit as great as the classics that we've come to know and love over the years. Hearing this set is incredible – like upping our already-massive appreciation of Roy's talents, and like finding a lost corner of soul music history that nobody's ever heard before. The tunes are all amazing – a great blend of jazzy soul, mellow soul, and dancefloor groovers – and the package is only the tip of the iceberg, from what we've been told! The full album does a great job to not cross over too much with the 12" singles previously issued in this "Virgin" series – and titles include "What's The T", "I Really Love You", "Sugar", "Mystery Of Love", "Green & Gold", "Brand New Feeling", "I Did It In Seattle", "I Just Wanna Give It Up", "Together Forever", "Boogie Down", "I Am Your Mind", and a great alternate version of "Mystic Voyage"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Virgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD 14.99

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Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity II – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Rapster/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end – and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day – even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous – funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as wonderful as the work that Roy did for his classic albums on Polydor – and in a way, the whole set's even tighter and heavier than any of Roy's full LPs, because it's a distillation of his sound from the time, hand-picked from the vaults with an ear towards the kind of timeless grooves that have been a huge influence on many worlds of music for years! You've never heard any of these tunes before, but we can promise you'll love them every bit as much as Roy's tracks on albums like Coffy, Vibrations, Mystic Voyage, and other classics – and the quality of the set only further pushes our jaw-dropping respect for the man! Titles include "Holiday", "Kwajilori", "I Am Your Mind (part 2)", "Touch Of Class", "Third Time", "Come To Me", "Wide Open", "Funk In The Hole", "Liquid Love", "Tarzan", "Sunshine (demo)", and "I Like The Way You Do It To Me". CD
Also available Virgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity II – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 (3LP set) ... LP
Rapster/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end – and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day – even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous – funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as wonderful as the work that Roy did for his classic albums on Polydor – and in a way, the whole set's even tighter and heavier than any of Roy's full LPs, because it's a distillation of his sound from the time, hand-picked from the vaults with an ear towards the kind of timeless grooves that have been a huge influence on many worlds of music for years! You've never heard any of these tunes before, but we can promise you'll love them every bit as much as Roy's tracks on albums like Coffy, Vibrations, Mystic Voyage, and other classics – and the quality of the set only further pushes our jaw-dropping respect for the man! Titles include "Holiday", "Kwajilori", "I Am Your Mind (part 2)", "Touch Of Class", "Third Time", "Come To Me", "Wide Open", "Funk In The Hole", "Liquid Love", "Tarzan", "Sunshine (demo)", and "I Like The Way You Do It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
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Virgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD 11.99
Virgin Ubiquity II – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity Remixed ... CD
BBE/Rapster (UK), 1970s/2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare Roy Ayers, remixed – and an amazing collection that links Roy's older work to a wide variety of current styles! The massively overstuffed package features tracks unearthed in the recent Virgin Ubiquity project – BBE's dip back into Roy's studio vaults from the 70s, a virtual treasure trove of unissued gems that match his classic work for Polydor! Those tracks are presented here in all new versions – remixed by Kenny Dope, Osunlade, Basement Jaxx, Platinum Pied Pipers, Joey Negro, and many others who've inherited soul and inspiration from Roy over the years. All remixes are extremely respectful of the originals – appreciating them strongly, and pulling out key elements to work around newer grooves – in a way that's certain to win Roy's approval! Titles include "Holiday" remixed by Kenny Dope, "Funk In The Hole" remixed by Nicolay, "Third Time" remixed by Vikter Duplaix, "Sugar" remixed by Joey Negro, "Third Time" remixed by Jeremy Newall, "I Am Your Mind (part 2)" remixed by Mr V, "Mystic Voyage (version)" remixed by DJ Marky & XRS, "Brand New Feeling" remixed by Phil Asher, "Funk In The Hole" remixed by Platinum Pied Pipers, "Tarzan" remixed by Osunlade, "Holiday" remixed by DJ Spinna, and "Touch Of Class" remixed by Sean P. 21 tracks on 2CDs! CD
(Single disc promo pressing with cover artwork and back tray card but no booklet.)
 
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✨✧ Damon AaronHighlands ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. Used ... $2.99
One of the most captivating albums we've heard on Ubiquity in a long time – and one of the most gentle, too! Damon Aaron's a wonderfully skilled singer/songwriter – one with a pensive, quiet sort of feel – but never in ways that are sleepy or noodly. Instead, he brings a bit of soul to his music – stretching the tunes out with slight cosmic touches on synth or keys, always used sparely, but in the best sort of ways to hearken back to some of the best folk funk moments of the 70s. Aaron's vocals are especially nice – soulful, but without ever trying too hard – and his natural warmth really shines through in the tunes. Beautiful stuff throughout – with a balance that few others could master – almost as if Nick Drake had been listening to Marvin Gaye, then was produced by Conny Plank instead of Joe Boyd! Aaron's previously worked with Breakestra, Build An Ark, and others – but he really sounds great here on his own. Titles include "Fire", "Matinee", "Fall", "Clouds", "Rainy Day", "Better", "First Love", "Giving", "Where Are You Now", and "It Reveals". CD

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Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraPulsion ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
A darker groove than usual from this hip European combo – a record that still has their commitment to global sounds at its core, but which also comes across with these great 70s electric modes too – almost echoes of Dark Magus Miles Davis and Sextant Herbie Hancock – thanks to loads of cool keyboards and fuzzed-out production! The acoustic elements resonate wonderfully with the electric ones – so that percussion, bass, horns, and strings add a rich organic level next to the guitar, Fender Rhodes, and Wurlitzer – blending beautifully with a musical vision that really surprises us, given the earlier work from this group – a much richer sound, and one that's got us loving them way more than before. Titles include "Kagemusha", "Rituel", "Pulsion", "Complot", "Shaman", "Drama", "En Sursis", "Code Panthera", "French Connexion", "Homo Analog", and "Resurrection". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BamboosStep It Up ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2006. Used ... $4.99
Deep funk from down under – and the stunning full length debut by The Bamboos! To date, the group's really only had 2 45s to their name – but those records alone got The Bamboos plenty of attention – making this record one of the most eagerly-anticipated sets we've stocked in years! The groove is tight small combo funk at its best – done in the stripped-down, all-classic mode of artists on Daptone or Soul Fire – and certainly in the best style of supportive labelmates Quantic Soul Orchestra. The combo's a sextet, with Hammond, guitar, tenor, and trumpet all taking heavy lines through the mostly-instrumental session – hitting a sound that's a slightly jazzier take on styles The Meters or James Brown Band might have cut at the end of the 60s. Alice Russell sings on the cuts "Step It Up" and "Transcend Me" – but the rest of the album is short, tight, instrumental funk – with titles that include "Black Foot", "Golden Rough", "In The Bamboo Grove", "Tighten Up", "Eel Oil", "Tobago Strut", "Crooked Cop", and "Another Day In The Life Of Mr Jones". CD
(Out of print.)

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Brownout Presents – Brown SabbathBrown Sabbath 2 ... LP
Ubiquity, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 19.98
A sweet return to Brown Sabbath territory – that wicked blend of deep funk rhythms and fuzzy guitar, served up by the Brownout collective! The groove has some of the Latin elements that you'd know from Adrian Quesada's other work – but the rising guitar lines dominate a lot more – as do the horns, which crest nicely above the music, to ensure that there's a bit more soul here than on the original Black Sabbath versions of the songs! Yet the vocals by Alex Marrero are also sometimes right in Ozzy territory – which brings things back to base a bit – making for one of the most unusual takes on the music of Black Sabbath you'll ever hope to hear. Titles include "Fairies Wear Boots", "Snowblind", "Supernaut", "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "Sweet Leaf", "Electric Funeral", and "Children Of The Grave". LP, Vinyl record album

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CuicaCity To City ... LP
Ubiquity, 2003. Sealed 2LP ... $4.99
The debut release from Cuica – a group that features Simon Serrietella, aka Big Bang! Cuica take their name from a Brazilian percussion instrument that has a very unusual sound – and while this record has very little to do with Brazilian music, it does have a highly percussive sound – one that's almost a stripped-down version of the London broken beats of Big Bang. The groove is very spare on most cuts – and a lot of the basis for the percussion is natural instruments, sampled and looped in a way that gives the work a nice tribal kind of feel. Warm keyboards step out on a number of cuts, adding in a nicely soulful approach – and titles include "Nights Over Vauxhall", "Slipping Away", "Afrique", "Meierising (parts 2 & 3)", "Why Not Samba", and "Double Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kirk Degiorgio Presents As One21st Century Soul ... LP
Ubiquity, 2001. Sealed 2LP ... $9.99
Spacey beats, funky keyboards, and a clear vision for the future – all coming from the hands of Kirk DeGiorgio, one of the most important producer/musicians to come out of the London scene of the past decade! This Ubiquity full length goes way past most of Kirk's recent singles and remix efforts – to a level of expression that few groups can match, save perhaps 4Hero – blending a rich tradition of space jazz funk, with broken beats and the occasional soulful vocal, into a seamless wall of sound that shifts, shimmers, and delights throughout! Titles include "Like No Other", "Another Revolution", "Problems", "Music Is An Open Sky", "Amalia", "In The Arms Of You", "Undefeated" and "Contours". LP, Vinyl record album

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Evan GeesmanCoils ... LP
Ubiquity, 2015. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An album that bills itself as "acoustic songwriting filtered through the futuristic acid trip that is the current Southern California beat scene" – but a set that's also much more than that as well! True, there's some sweet songs nestled in the mix – vocals and guitar that might be more familiar on a sensitive indie rock set – but the electronics are what really make things great – and have these great textures and tones – lots of bubbles and waves that come across with a warmth that really matches more straightforward moments. The blend's as strong as you might find in Stereolab at their best – but Evan Geesman sounds nothing like them – and instead has a very different vibe, but with a similar blend of acoustic and electronic. Titles include "Rain Maker", "Take A Chance", "Sleeptalking", "Uncoil", "Husk", and "Beast". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ GrayShades Of Gray (expanded edition) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Ubiquity, 1979. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Legendary experimental project featuring artist Jean Michel Basquiat – expanded with remixes by Todd Rundgren, Hank Shocklee, King Britt, Sal P (Liquid Liquid), Deantoni Parks, Tewz, Free The Robots, and The Gaslamp Killer – plus appearances by Amir Yaghmai and Kool Keith! CD

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✨✧ GreyboySoul Mosaic ... CD
Ubiquity, 2004. Used ... $4.99
One of the most unified albums we've ever heard from Greyboy – an excellent little set that perfectly bridges his two loves of funk and hip hop! The core style is in the hip hop-infused mode of earlier years – with lots of programming and scratches by Greyboy himself – but there's also a larger collaborative feel to the record, with plenty of space for guests that include Sharon Jones, Bart Davenport, Quantic, D-Styles, and others. The whole thing's nicely chilled-out – never over the top in the beats and samples – but more kicked back, in a slow funk mode that makes for a rich album of tasty tracks throughout! Titles include "To Know You Is To Love You", "Awright", "Son-Ray", "Bronson", "See My Eyes", "Omega", "Genevieve", "Loggia", "Make Music", "Everyday Problem", "Big Tito", and "Got To Be A Love". CD

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Clutchy HopkinsWalking Sdrawkcab (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. Used CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
Tripped out tracks with a funky cinematic feel – a great new project with mysterious origins – supposedly the work of the "mysterious Clutchy Hopkins", but really just the efforts of a batch of underground beatmakers! There's a spare, spacious approach here that almost reminds us of the energy that we first felt in DJ Shadow's groundbreaking work of a decade before – a similar love of gritty, organic source material – and an ear for putting it together with lots of dark twists and turns that balance nicely between classic funk and current hip hop production sensibilities. The flavor of each tune changes nicely – making the album way more than just a cliched collection of beats – and the set also features guest performances by Shawn Lee and Darondo. Titles include "Sound Of The Ghost", "Love Of A Woman", "Para Los Ninos", "Swap Meet Me At The Corner", "Alla Oscar", "Percy On The One", "Good Omen", "Rocktober", and "Horny Tickle". Features a bonus DVD that attempts to support the Clutchy Hopkins myth! CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming that the DVD is NTSC format, Region 1.)

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Ikebe ShakedownIkebe Shakedown (plus download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
The much anticipated full length debut of Brooklyn Afro Funk and psych soul-influenced combo Ikebe Shakedown – following up their tight, promising EP on the Colemine label with an excellent self-titled set on Ubiquity! One of our favorite things about Ikebe Shakedown's style is the way they blend signature elements of classic Afro Funk and soul with more broadly influenced grooves. Heavy horns and pummeling drums, vamping guitar licks and elastic basslines are prominent and funky – but they work with more measured and spaced out material, too. It's roomy enough to let the individual musicianship shine, and the production is really great. Includes ""Tujumba", "Kumasi Walk", "No Name Bar", "Tame The Beats", "Don't Contradict", "Refuge", "In Circles", "Asa-Sa", "The Hold Up", "The Viking" and "Five Points". 10 tracks on the vinyl. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a code for full MP3 download.)

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Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMedaho ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
That's a pretty trippy cover on the front, and an image that really sums up the vibe of this excellent record from Kaleta – a set that's even sharper and funkier than any of his previous efforts – yet which has some nicely way out qualities too! The instrumentation is heavy on elements from old school funk – both Afro and Anglo – but the execution is very individual, and graced strongly by the wicked guitar work of the leader – who steps out in front of the band with the majesty of some West African genius from years back – calling out boldly with his lyrics, and turning out guitar parts that clearly know the farther reaches of the fuzzy spectrum, but which also never stray too far from the groove to get lost in their own space! Everything is tight and right on the money – and the record packs a lot more punch than some of its contemporaries, as you'll hear on titles that include "Hungry Man Angry Man", "Jibiti", "Goyito", "Medaho", "La Guele", "Adjoto", and "Gogo Rock". CD

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Shawn Lee & Clutchy HopkinsFascinating Fingers ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Textural mood funk from the team of Shawn Lee and Clutchy Hopkins – the second collaborative batch from this dynamic and well matched duo! We loved Clutch Of The Tiger, but they take a profound step forward on Fascinating Fingers – if they were feeling each others styles out on that set, and sort of democratically laying it out into a singular vision, they've really grown into a united front here. The bottom end raw funk groove is a unifying factor, often spare and and a bit ominous with pulp cinematic sound library touches in the keys and strings – and the strings are pretty special this time out, from Morricone influenced accents, to Middle Eastern inflections, and an overall pastiche of hypnotic and ever evolving sounds. Titles include "70 MPH Isn't Fast Enough To Get Out Of Nebraska", "7 Inch", "Mimi Tatonka", "Root Trees" (a sublime standout with vocals), "Cross Rhodes", "Chapter 2", "Ancient Chinese Secret", "Fish Sauce", "Name Game", "Bootie Beat", "Willie Groovemaker", "What More Can I Say (Top Chillin)" and more. CD

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Mama's GunGolden Days ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Funk-tinged modern soul from Mama's Gun – the London based combo who've been making waves across the globe for close to a decade leading up to Golden Days, which sounds right at home on Ubiquity Records! The songs and overall sound blend vintage inspiration with sly modern touches, from a breezy group soul style over Stax-y horns, Cali psych soul guitars over impressive harmonies and seriously effective lead vocals from front man Andy Platts, often with ambitious instrumental elements with bits of flute, strings and piano. Includes "You Make My Life A Better Place", "On The Wire", "I Need A Win", "Diamond In The Bed Jar", "London Girl", "The Spooks", "We", "Golden Days", "Strangers On A Street" and "This Is The Day". CD
Also available Golden Days ... LP 6.99

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Mama's GunGolden Days ... LP
Ubiquity, 2019. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Funk-tinged modern soul from Mama's Gun – the London based combo who've been making waves across the globe for close to a decade leading up to Golden Days, which sounds right at home on Ubiquity Records! The songs and overall sound blend vintage inspiration with sly modern touches, from a breezy group soul style over Stax-y horns, Cali psych soul guitars over impressive harmonies and seriously effective lead vocals from front man Andy Platts, often with ambitious instrumental elements with bits of flute, strings and piano. Includes "You Make My Life A Better Place", "On The Wire", "I Need A Win", "Diamond In The Bed Jar", "London Girl", "The Spooks", "We", "Golden Days", "Strangers On A Street" and "This Is The Day". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Golden Days ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ PharaohsAwakening (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of spirit you'd guess from the group's name and the album's cover image – but often served up with a tight enough groove to make the set a favorite for fans of funk as well! There's a really special mix going on here – and unlike other ensembles of the time, The Pharoahs never go too far out – and instead really have the great sort of focus you'd hear even more strongly with Earth Wind & Fire. The lineup features Louis Satterfield on bass, Willie Woods on trombone, Don Myrick on saxes, Black Herman on drums, and Derf Reklaw on percussion and flute – and titles include "Ibo", "Somebody's Been Sleeping", "Damballa", "Freedom Road", "Great House", and "Black Enuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD & download!)

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Soul SurfersTribute To The JBs – Popcorn With A Feeling/Givin Up Food For Funk ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99 10.99
The text on the cover looks a lot like a classic JBs album from the 70s – which is no mistake, as the Soul Surfers turn their own funky talents to a pair of killer cuts from that famous James Brown funk band! "Popcorn With A Feeling" is done with a vibe that's nicely different from the original – leaner, and more spatially paced – with two guitars trading a lot of the space that might have been held by horns – over some massively heavy drums! "Givin Up Food For Funk" is different too – fully digested by the group as an inspiration, not just copied – so that their take on the cut is an almost original groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Soul Surfers with Myron & EYou Can Run (But You Can't Hide) From My Love (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99
Myron & E add in some great vocals here – that really classic old school style they use in their own records, but maybe even deeper here – and with a production style that makes them more hard-hitting than sweet, in a way that really matches the funky currents of The Soul Surfers! The whole thing really feels like some great lost messed-up bit of funk from the early 70s indie underground – right down to the expanded part 2, which really takes the tune to new places! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ TM JukeForward ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Forward, indeed – this this a big step up and some of the best work yet from TM Juke – his debut for Ubiquity! On Forward, the crafty producer/arranger/DJ, pushes the laptop bits and broken beats a little further out to the fringes – and focuses on the richer soul approach we love from his work with Alice Russell! The sound incorporates bits of spacey jazz, electro funk, and hip hop era thump – beat based but percolating sweetly under the vocals the rich aural tapestry! He brings out some great guest vocalists for the groovier soul sounding tunes – including Kinny of Kinny & Horne, Tru Thoughts compatriot Alice Russell, Elmore Judd and others – and the instrumental cuts are just as groovy! "Damn" feat Kinny, "Come Away" feat Sophie Faricy, "Bee's On Mars", "Arrggh!", "Skin" feat Naim, "So Good" feat Alice Russell, "Lady Garden", "Electric Chair" feat Elmore Judd, "Grounded In Fargo", "Life, Rain, Fall" and "Pencils For Dolphins". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Zero dBReconstruction ... CD
Ubiquity, 2003. Used ... $1.99
A set of jazzy remixes by Zero dB – some of which were originally issued as 12" singles on England's hip Fluid Ounce label, the rest of which are exclusive to this set! The feel here is very much in the current cosmic, post-4Hero London tradition – lots of snapping drums, pulsating bass, and jazzy keyboard stylings. Original material is from a variety of sources, and titles include remixes of "Galicia" by Truby Trio, "Future Vision" by John Kong & Monstarr, "Touch The Sun" by Original Soulboy, "E Ruim" by Grupo Batuque, "Xtradition" by Interfearance , "Samba Do Gringo" by Suba, and "Hangovers" by Acme. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousRewind! 5 – Original Classics Re-Worked, Remixed, Re-Edited, & Rewound ... LP
Ubiquity, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
Rewind the tape and full steam ahead – as Ubiquity's latest collection of funky soul covers really pushes the boundaries of this already-hip series! As with other volumes, the format here has current groups covering sounds of the 60s and 70s – mostly funk and soul, but also with some surprising rock contributions this time around – tunes that may have roots in more guitar-based originals, but which sparkle anew here in more electric or soul-based remakes! The list of performers here may be the hippest so far in the series – which accounts for most of the success of the tunes – and titles include "Dreams" by Black Shakespeare, "Be Still My Beating Heart" by Randy Watson Experience, "Crazy You" by Osunlade, "Spoiled" by Daz-I-Kue with Bembe Segue & Colonel Red, "Caroline No" by Owusu & Hannibal, "Walk On By" by El Michels Affair, "Handle It" by Rebirth, "Dirty Love" by J Davey, "No Quarter" by Nuspirit Helsinki, and "L'Abeille" by Henrik Schwarz. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRewind! 6 – Original Classics Re-Worked, Remixed, Re-Edited, & Rewound ... LP
Ubiquity, 2015. Near Mint- 2LP ... $13.99
It's been almost a decade since the previous volume in the legendary Rewind series – but given the quality of the music, it's definitely been worth the wait! This edition may well be the coolest so far – as it really offers up some fresh versions of old school classics from the 60s and 70s – funky remakes of songs by Lyn Collins, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, James Brown, Turtles, and others – and even some more modern songs from Outkast and Skrillex too. Almost all numbers approach the music in a heavy funk style – sometimes with vocals, sometimes just instrumental – and titles include "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" by Black Randy, "Party People" by The Echocentrics, "Bang Bang" by The Monophonics, "Rock Your Body" by Shawn Lee, "Date With The Rain" by Frankie Gee, "Planet Caravan" by Brown Sabbath, "Happy Together" by James Combs, "Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites" by Jed & Lucia, "Spill The Wine" by Johnny Frigo, "Apache" by Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band, and "Dreams" by Electric Peanut Butter Company. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BreakestraHit The Floor ... LP
Ubiquity, 2005. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong step forward from Breakestra – really moving out of the deep funk underground here, but never losing the groove that got them there in the first place! The set's got a depth that goes beyond most of the group's other work – way more than just a funky cover band sort of feel, and instead a really unified approach to grooving that lets in space for stronger influences from a range of older styles of music. Mainman Miles really surprises us on vocals, coming off here with a wonderful blue-eyed approach to funk that takes us back to key rock/soul crossover moments of the late 60s – but with none of the overdone hype of that generation, and more of a funky 45 groove overall! Drums are razor-sharp and super-tight throughout – still giving most of the album a deep funk approach – and titles include "Gotta Let Me Know", "Stand Up", "Hiding", "Burgundy Blues", "You Don't Need A Dance", "At The End Of The Day", "The Getting To It", "Show & Prove", "Keep On Playin", "Recognize", "Hit Tha Flo", "Family Rap", and "How Do You Really Feel". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DarondoDidn't I EP ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing bit of falsetto soul – and a tune that's become an anthem around Dusty Groove these days – given how many times we play it in the store! "Didn't I" has an infectious raspy guitar bit at the start, then rolls into harmony vocals, supporting Darondo's wickedly sharp lead! The whole tune's amazing – and it's one you'll be humming for weeks! And while we love the original, we're surprised at how well the reworks come out – versions by Guts, Florent F, and Dave Allison – which all preserve the same vibe as the original – which is also included here on the EP! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DarondoListen To My Song/Didn't I ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of Darando's most classic jams perfectly paired on a 45! While both tracks are an amazing bit of falsetto soul, "Listen To My Song" is raw, searching and spiritual in the vocal and lyricism that cuts pretty deep. "Didn't I" has an infectious raspy guitar bit at the start, then rolls into harmony vocals, supporting Darondo's wickedly sharp lead. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ GrayShades Of Gray (expanded edition) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Ubiquity, 1979. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Legendary experimental project featuring artist Jean Michel Basquiat – expanded with remixes by Todd Rundgren, Hank Shocklee, King Britt, Sal P (Liquid Liquid), Deantoni Parks, Tewz, Free The Robots, and The Gaslamp Killer – plus appearances by Amir Yaghmai and Kool Keith! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMedaho ... LP
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's a pretty trippy cover on the front, and an image that really sums up the vibe of this excellent record from Kaleta – a set that's even sharper and funkier than any of his previous efforts – yet which has some nicely way out qualities too! The instrumentation is heavy on elements from old school funk – both Afro and Anglo – but the execution is very individual, and graced strongly by the wicked guitar work of the leader – who steps out in front of the band with the majesty of some West African genius from years back – calling out boldly with his lyrics, and turning out guitar parts that clearly know the farther reaches of the fuzzy spectrum, but which also never stray too far from the groove to get lost in their own space! Everything is tight and right on the money – and the record packs a lot more punch than some of its contemporaries, as you'll hear on titles that include "Hungry Man Angry Man", "Jibiti", "Goyito", "Medaho", "La Guele", "Adjoto", and "Gogo Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Medaho ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla BandApache/Bongo Rock ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2012/2020. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's the Incredible Tabla Band, not the Incredible Bongo Band – a very cool project by Shawn Lee that takes off on the famous bongo-led funk act of the 70s! Both cuts here are remakes of famous funk tunes by the IBB – and sound almost exactly like the originals right down at the core, from the horns, to the drums, to the cool organ swirls – save for the fact that instead of bongos, you'll hear tablas – and maybe a bit of sitar on the side, to further the Indian-styled groove of the music! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lord Newborn & The Magic SkullsLord Newborn & The Magic Skulls ... LP
Ubiquity, 2009. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massively messed-up grooves – and a rare one-off collaboration between Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guerrero – all artists we've come to love for their own funky music over the years! The sound here is as wild as you'd expect from the cover – a really trippy approach to funk – spun out with the same heavy grooves you'd get on some of Lee's funk sets for Ubiquity, mixed with the offbeat production modes that Money Mark brought to his early Mo Wax recordings! There's a definite dose of psych on most tracks – showing the increasing influence from this end of the spectrum on 21st Century beatheads – and the fuzzier edges make for a nice change amidst Lee's usually cleaner grooves. Some vocals appear on the album, but often buried down deeply in the instrumental mix – leaving most of the album's charm to come from fuzzy guitar, trippy keyboards, and heavy beats! Titles include "Dime Bag Conspiracy", "Rainy Day Dog", "Astro Blue", "Disco Loco", "Ringa Ding Ding Ding", "LIVE", "Revenge Of The Fillet O Fish", and "Crazy Apartment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ MonophonicsIn Your Brain ... CD
Ubiquity, 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Monophonics definitely have a way of getting inside your brain – using a cosmic slop of fuzzy guitars and funky basslines to eat away your grey matter more than a maggot inside your cranium! Yet even past that heavy Funkadelic reference, they've also got a richer vibe too – elements of 60s psych mixed in with their funk – particularly in the way that the younger generation's been re-digging crates from the early 70s these days – especially some of the more farther-flung tracks from the global underground. There's slight Afro elements at times, garagey bits at others, and even some well-timed rhythms that help the whole thing have a good sense of focus – and save it from the overindulgence that toppled the hippie generation before they even got started. Titles include "Mirage", "Bang Bang", "Temptation", "In Your Brain", "Sure Is Funky", "There's A Riot Going On", "Say You Love Me", "They Don't Understand", and "Thinking Black". CD

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✨✧ NobodyBallorettes (groop groove #1)/Images Of April (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2002. Sealed (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dave PikePeligrosso ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album of Latin jazz – and one of Dave Pike's best recordings in years! The set grooves a lot harder than Pike's previous album for Ubiquity – and no wonder, since he's got Bobby Matos helping him out to maintain a strong Latin jazz sound. Pike's one of those players who's amazingly adaptable, and who in fact always seems to take new strength from new settings. This record shows him pushing past some of the ill-chosen moments of other recordings of the past two decades, to return to his glory as one of the best vibes players around. Titles include "Peligroso", "Bronx Blue", "Cayo Coco", "Sandunga", and "Beauty & The Beast". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PPP (Platinum Pied Pipers)Abundance ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bigger and more uniquely soulful sound for Triple P – aka cosmic DJ production duo Platinum Pied Pipers, rechristened as PPP with the addition of vocalists Coultrain and Karma to the group on the wonderful Abundance! The vocals, and a tighter focus on great songs than on an overall vibe, makes this a huge leap forward for an already excellent crew. Even when it was mainly just the duo of Waajeed and Saadiq, the PPP vibe was eclectic – it still is, but with the vocalists and some grittier instrumentation, they're now tapping a deeper reservoir of soul and funk. Horns, funky drums, handclaps, keys and the male & female vocals reign it in for a tighter approach – still with the soaring cosmic vibe of earlier work. They're also proudly representing a classic Motown, 80s Detroit club grooves, string accented soul and gritty funk – never sounding dated, and very much of the here and now, representative of PPP's timeless approach. Far more than abundant – a bounty! Titles include "Angel", "Smoking Mirrors", "On A Cloud", "Love Affair", "Go, Go, Go", "Ain't No If's Or Maybe's", "Pigeon Hole", "Lovers & Haters", "American Pimp", "Dirty Secrets", "Goodbye" and more. 15 tracks on the CD. CD

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✨✧ Soul SurfersSummer Madness (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Soul Surfers take on the genius of late 70s Kool & The Gang – turning out their own version of "Summer Madness" – in a way that's every bit as stretched-out and mellow-tripping as the original! The two part number definitely makes the most of the extra space – and sweet keyboard and guitar parts rise and glow over the familiar groove, which gets maybe a bit more break-oriented and funky on part 2! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ RampOld One Two/Paint Me Any Color (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
Rare material from the legendary Ramp – two tracks produced by Roy Ayers after the group's classic first album – issued here on a limited 7" single! "Old One Two" sounds like something that would have been right at home on Come Into Knowledge – a bumping groover with skittish rhythms, sweet keyboards, and that great female vocal style that's become the Ramp hallmark over the years! "Paint Me Any Color" is great too, and a bit more righteous – warm acoustic piano on the intro, some swelling female chorus vocals on the lyrics, and a dark-edged mellow groove that's totally great – and very much in the spirit of "Daylight"! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BosqLove & Resistance (with download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the strongest album so far from Bosq – and certainly one of the most wide-ranging too – given that the group have a strong global bent to their groove, and they've also made space for a host of guest stars who include Nicole Willis, Bruno Morais, Monolog, and Kaleta! The music is every bit as funky as before, but there's also a nice criss-crossing of elements from Brazilian music, Afro Funk, and even a bit of contemporary house – served up with just the right sort of variety to match the moods of the guest stars. It's great to hear Nicole Willis on the clubby tracks "Take Me There" and "Tonight" – and other titles include "Feel It", "Can't Seem To Hide", "Com Force", "Alode", "In Orbit", "The Love", and "Pegate Pa Ca". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Mama's GunGolden Days ... LP
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funk-tinged modern soul from Mama's Gun – the London based combo who've been making waves across the globe for close to a decade leading up to Golden Days, which sounds right at home on Ubiquity Records! The songs and overall sound blend vintage inspiration with sly modern touches, from a breezy group soul style over Stax-y horns, Cali psych soul guitars over impressive harmonies and seriously effective lead vocals from front man Andy Platts, often with ambitious instrumental elements with bits of flute, strings and piano. Includes "You Make My Life A Better Place", "On The Wire", "I Need A Win", "Diamond In The Bed Jar", "London Girl", "The Spooks", "We", "Golden Days", "Strangers On A Street" and "This Is The Day". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Golden Days ... CD 11.99
Golden Days ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Mama's GunSpooks/Golden Days ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
"Spooks" is a nicely laidback tune – one that begins with almost Timmy Thomas-style drum machine beats, moving at a slow pace – while the lead vocal echoes Nina Simone a bit, before things fill in, and give the whole thing a more modern soul style! "Golden Days" has nice drums, rising horns, and a majestic sound that really fits both the lyric and the title! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ MonophonicsIn Your Brain ... LP
Ubiquity, 2012. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Monophonics definitely have a way of getting inside your brain – using a cosmic slop of fuzzy guitars and funky basslines to eat away your grey matter more than a maggot inside your cranium! Yet even past that heavy Funkadelic reference, they've also got a richer vibe too – elements of 60s psych mixed in with their funk – particularly in the way that the younger generation's been re-digging crates from the early 70s these days – especially some of the more farther-flung tracks from the global underground. There's slight Afro elements at times, garagey bits at others, and even some well-timed rhythms that help the whole thing have a good sense of focus – and save it from the overindulgence that toppled the hippie generation before they even got started. Titles include "Mirage", "Bang Bang", "Temptation", "In Your Brain", "Sure Is Funky", "There's A Riot Going On", "Say You Love Me", "They Don't Understand", and "Thinking Black". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ NobodyAll Too Familiar (with download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The most familiar aspect of Nobody's work is how fondly we feel about it! In spite of the title, he's as unpredictable as ever here, delivering his dreamiest and most soaring effort in years. Lightly funky, golden age of hip hop-inspired beats are big part of the backdrop on All Too Familiar, with inspired use of synth, keys, guitar and string accents that bring a lot different airy textures, but never steered too far away from Nobody's signature style of hypnotic instrumentals. Includes "Watery", "Smash Yr Radio", "Pale", "Seventy-Seven", "Liquid Shards", "Jejune", "Full Circle", "High On Silver Ridge", ""Petrichor", "Sweet Feeling" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ NobodySmash Yr Radio/Velvet Cove ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2019. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A spare funky instrumental from Nobody – just rumbling drums and a moody bassline – with lots of fuzzy guitar getting weird over the top – a bit like Spacemen 3 cutting a funk single! "Velvet Cove" has bassy beats and keyboards – a vibe that feels like it's taken from an 80s action soundtrack – that moment when the hero duo are driving out to the big final scene, getting some bro time together in the car! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Pat MethenyBright Size Life ... LP
ECM, 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of Metheny's seminal sides for ECM, in a trio with Jaco Pastorius and Bob Moses. 8 tracks in all, including "Bright Size Life", "Sirabhorn", "Unity Village", "Missouri Uncompromised", "Midwestern Nights Dream", "Ubiquity Road", "Omaha Celebration" and "Round Trip/Broadway Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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SupremesSupremes Sing Holland Dozier Holland ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the best-ever albums by the Supremes – and filled with stone classics, to boot! As the title states, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard team up with Holland Dozier Holland – and they really to create the sound that would put them and Motown on the map. A couple of the biggest hits are laid down, but album also features tracks that are arguably even better to hear these days – as they spin out that quintessential Motown sound but aren't hampered by the ubiquity of the oldies radio staples! Titles include "You Keep Me Hanging On", "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone", "I Guess I'll Always Love You", "I'll Turn To Stone", "It's The Same Old Song", "Love Is In Our Hearts", 'There's No Stopping Us Now" and "Love Is Like A Heatwave". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Karl DensonDance Lesson #2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Karl Denson has long been one of the funkiest reed talents on the west coast – working the groove in classic Ubiquity recordings of SF acid jazz from the early 90s, and playing on some of the strongest records to come out of the Greyboy label at the same time. Here, he makes his Blue Note debut – proving that he can be just as tight and funky with major grooving players like Melvin Sparks and Leon Spencer, and working with other up and coming talents like Charlie Hunter, Ron Levy, and DJ Logic, who adds turntables to a few tracks. Titles include "A Shorter Path 1 & 2", "Dance Lesson #2", "Like Like Dope", "Who Are You?", and "Flute Down". CD
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✨✧ Timbaland & MagooUnder Construction Part II ... LP
Universal, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
So we'd guess by the title to this latest Timbo effort that it's meant as a follow up to the last Missy Elliott album, and in a lot of ways it is. As with earlier Tim & Magoo efforts, you're not getting this one for lyrical finesse, but the bouncing beats, which get stripped down to the bare essentials this go 'round, and that's nothing to wince at either. Tim revisits a few of his hotter tracks from this past summer, but if the ubiquity of the "Jump Off" is any indication, you can bet this one'll be bumpin' from trunks for some time to come. Not too many guest spots here, just a couple cameos from Bubba Sparxx and Missy Elliott, with 16 tracks in all, including "Cop That S**t", "Shenanigans", 'That S**t Ain't Gonna Work", "Don't Make Me Take It There", "Indian Flute", "Naughty Eye", "N 2 Da Music", "Throwback" and "Hold Cuts". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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